Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.


Recent Articles
  • Chilly but pleasant Wednesday with rain to come

    Highs Wednesday will be pretty much a repeat of Tuesday, topping off in the low to mid 40s.  We won’t have as much sun as we had on Tuesday, but we should have a few peeks of sunshine in between the cloudiness. We’ve got a couple rounds of rain coming through over the next few days, but it’ll be light rain with low totals. Over the course of the next three days, rain totals will be between just a quarter […]

  • Cold morning with a more pleasant afternoon expected

    Wind chills have been in the single digits for many of us early Tuesday morning.  Gloves and a heavy coat are recommended!Today’s high will be better than yesterday, though!  We hit just 28° on Monday but Tuesday should manage to climb to 40°.   Wednesday will have more clouds and areas north of Indianapolis could get a small wintry mix but most of us will have another dry day.  Highs will again get to about average. Anyone who does get any […]

  • Cold and foggy Monday AM

    Visibility has dropped quite a bit this morning.  Some spots have dropped to as low as less than a half mile visibility.  Frost is also possible this morning so you may have to run your car heater for a few minutes before hitting the road.I highly recommend bundling up this morning!  Especially if you’re driving you’ll want your gloves because steering wheels are so cold!  At least two models have been holding onto a few clouds this afternoon so I’m […]

  • Foggy start to Friday with storms on the way

    Foggy start to our Friday morning.  A Dense Fog Advisory is in place as the limited visibility is a concern for the drive in.  Some schools have even been put on a delay because of this.  Drive with caution because you may suddenly lose some visibility. Highs today will have a small spread.  We’ll be milder in the upper 40s for Indianapolis and south with slightly cooler temperatures north of the city. We’ll just have a few peeks of sunshine […]

  • Icy Thursday morning with more rain coming

    A wintry mix has caused ice on roads and sidewalks.  Be cautious all morning as there have already been multiple reports of accidents and slide offs. Also give yourself a couple of extra minutes to scrape ice off of your windshield. Highs will be a touch warmer today but still below average.  A stray shower is possible during the daytime, but most of us won’t get more rain until Thursday night. Thursday night’s rain will be mainly Indy and south […]

  • Another cold day followed by rainy trend

    Wow!  These wind chills sure are down there.  It felt like the single digits for many hours this morning. Temperatures will only hit 32 Wednesday, which is still below average.  We’ll have a brief period of sunshine before clouds build back in Wednesday morning. On this date one year ago, we hit 65 degrees!  Brutal change for us this time around. Thursday will be slightly warmer.  However, clouds and isolated rain will put a damper on our day. Friday will […]

  • Tuesday to be coldest since February 6

    We’ll start our Tuesday morning with flurries, so watch for slick spots on the roads.  Not expecting enough snow to shovel, though. The cold won’t budge today.  Waking up to wind chills as cold as 11° in some areas. Wear a few layers today because the wind chills will be stuck in the teens. Tonight will be even colder–the coldest night so far this season–as we drop to 18° for an actual air temperature assuming we can thin the clouds […]

  • Rain transitioning to snow Monday morning; cold air pouring in

    Click here for current conditions, live radar, and latest weather alerts Some snow showers will slide through central Indiana Monday thanks to the same system that brought extreme snow to northern Illinois.  The snow showers could briefly limit visibility on the roads, but we won’t get accumulating snow out of this!  No shoveling for us today. Our highs are occurring early this morning, leaving our temperatures to continue to dip the rest of the day.  Wind chills will be in […]

  • Chilly but dry for Thanksgiving

    Cold morning!  Wind chills briefly dipped into the teens for a few of us.  Lows should only be dropping to 33 this time of year, but we’re far below that. Plenty of sunshine this morning, but we’ll toss in some clouds in the afternoon.   No wet weather is expected Wednesday or Thursday, which is great news for travelers. Today’s high will only be about 42 degrees–a few degrees warmer than Tuesday was! Thanksgiving will be just about a repeat of […]

  • Quiet weather heading into Thanksgiving travel days

    A few flurries flew Tuesday morning but not expecting issues because of that. Clouds will stick around and limit our heating today. We will be stuck in the 30s all day long. Our high of 39° is far below average.  We’ve been below average for most of the month of November. Temperatures will improve for Thanksgiving!  No wet weather Wednesday or Thursday and temperatures will claw their way back up to the 40s, so you’re good to go for any […]